Brendan Foster of Gateshead Harriers is one of our most successful Geordie athletic stars.
Recently came across this excellent recording of Lindisfarne singing “fog on the tyne” courtesy Of BBC4, The Old Grey Whistle Test & YouTube.
Geordie moved to London and went to Harrods looking for a sales job.
Mohamed Al Fayed was doing the interviews and asked Geordie whether he had any sales experience?”
Well ah was a canny salesman back in Newcastle, but the firm closed down so ah thought I’d try me luck in London”. After a few more questions Mr Al Fayed decided he liked Geordie and gave him the job.
On Geordies first day on the job he managed to only sell to one customer and after the store was locked up, Al Fayed came down and asked “OK, Geordie how many sales did you make today?”
Geordie said “Ah just selt to the one person Man”. Al Fayed groaned and exclaimed, ” Geordie, our sales people average of 20 sales a day, I thought you said you were good? How much was the total sale?
” Whey aboot 120 grand like” replied Geordie … Al Fayed nearly choked and exclaimed “£120,000 ! what the hell did you sell him?”
“Well said Geordie, forstly ah sold him a small fish hook, then a medium fish hook and then ah sold him a new fishing rod.
Then ah asked him where he was gannin to go’ fishing and he said well probably down the coast, so ah took me chance and told him he would be best off fishing off a boat and escorted him down to the boat department where ah sold him a twin-engine Power Cat.
He then said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so ah took him doon to the car sales room and persuaded him to trade it in for a 4 x 4 Suzuki”.
An even more incredulous Al Fayed said “You mean to tell me…. a customer came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a fish hook, a fishing rod, a boat and a 4×4?
“Why nah man Mr Al Fayed……he actually came in here to buy a box of tampons for his girlfriend, so ah said … Well, since your weekend’s up the spout, you might as well gan fishing”
Researchers at Newcastle University have released the results of recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in Newcastle Brown Ale.
Geordie Men should take a concerned look at their brown ale consumption, because a new theory suggests that because the beer contains female hormones (hops contain phytoeostrogens) Geordies who drink to much of the popular ale eventually turn into women.
To test the theory, 100 men were given 8 bottles of brown each within a 2 hour period.
2.) Talked excessively without making sense
3.) Became overly emotional
4.) Couldn’t drive
5.) Failed to think rationally
6.) Argued over nothing
7.) Had to sit down while urinating
8.) Refused to apologize even when obviously wrong
- The metro is both a train & somewhere where you buy stuff
- You used to or still do pray to the Gods Shearer, Keegan & Robson
- You often end some of your sentences with “man” or “like”
- You’re not taking the mickey when you say “Why Aye Man”
- If your a lass Cheryl Cole is your idol and if your a lad you think “she’s alreet her like”
- If your under 35 Alan Shearer was your idol when you were growing up
- You often buy a Greggs pastie for your breakfast or dinner
- You don’t wear a coat to go out clubbing in the toon (Newcastle) even if it’s snowing or raining
- You know the word “Canny” has more than one meaning
- You love Chip Stotties
- If your a girl you sometimes drink pints through a straw
- Ganning clubbing in South Shields makes a refreshing change
- You visit the Tynemouth Sea Life Centre at least once a year
- Your mam or dad used to party on the Tuxedo Princess
- You order gravy with your chips and nobody thinks it’s weird
- Banter means you can totally slag someone off but no-ones allowed to get upset
- It’s normal for you to say “Ye Alreet” to everyone (even strangers)
- Unlike the rest of the UK you know the difference between Geordies, Mackems & Smoggies
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